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    Trailer: Snowbound Scares in Renny Harlin’s “DEVIL’S PASS”

    Originally titled THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT* (after the real life tragedy which it’s based on), Renny Harlin’s foray into found footage horror has been redeemed DEVIL’S PASS and set for September release. A trailer, which reveals the NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST 4 director’s take on the mysterious 1959 deaths of nine hikers as a new generation go looking, is below.

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    Fantasia ’13 exclusive: Zombies and beer in Buddy Giovinazzo’s “OKTOBERFLESH”

    “People always ask, ‘Do we need another zombie film?’ And I just respond, ‘Why drink another beer?’ ” So says COMBAT SHOCK and THE THEATRE BIZARRE director Buddy Giovinazzo when discussing his upcoming movie OKTOBERFLESH with Fango at Montreal’s Fantasia, where he and his partners were seeking financing for it in the Frontières International Co-Production Market.

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    Q&A: Sebastián Silva and the Paranoid Atmosphere of “MAGIC MAGIC”

    Sebastián Silva, aided by a truly remarkable performance from Juno Temple, turns MAGIC MAGIC (now available on DVD from Sony) into a movie where its paranoid atmosphere seeps out and permeates the audience watching it. It’s something undeniably strange, oddly funny in certain moments and head-to-toe unsettling at others. It can be both simultaneously, and most often exclusively the latter. A tale predicated on uncertainty, Alicia (Temple) has little physical sense of where she is and is subsequently losing a mental grasp, as well. FANGORIA spoke with Silva about creating this ever-nervous world, the nature of horror, urban myth and his fear of a misleading trailer.

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    The brand new Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers & FANGORIA Present “SQUIRM” w/Jeff Lieberman!

    New York is a fantastic place for both movie lovers and movie houses. It just got better. The storied Alamo Drafthouse, a small operation that’s grown into a shining example of how larger cinemas could and should do things has opened its first New York-area theater. Excitingly, and almost weirdly, it’s in Yonkers. Just above The Bronx, on 2548 Central Ave, the brand new Alamo Drafthouse has seen its grand opening and is ready to reveal a place where first run features and specially curated repertory programming converge into a world of big screen bliss.

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    Levitation, Contortion, Possession. What happened in Enfield, England that may be in “THE CONJURING 2”?

    James Wan’s haunted house picture THE CONJURING is now excitingly over 100 million dollars at the box office. Based in real events and the exploits of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, it’s a wonderfully crafted original horror film that’s doing intensely well. Naturally, there’s a sequel being developed. Little is known, but the Warrens have multitudes of files to delve into, and rumors are now accruing the one being eyed for a follow-up is a 1978 case out of England.

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    Bong Joon-ho’s “SNOWPIERCER” threatened with edits for American release?

    I have a great optimism for the general audience. We will rise to the occasion that a challenging, exciting film presents. Sometimes, producers and distributors do not share as such. In this case, Bong Joon-ho, the world class South Korean filmmaker behind THE HOST and MOTHER, and his highly anticipated sci-fi tale SNOWPIERCER are apparently being threatened with cuts.

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    “MARA” (DVD Review)

    There’s iciness to Scandinavian cinema that is hard to pin down, a certain class of emotional detachment that fascinates. This is especially true of the Swedes who, from Bergman on up, have long hooked us with silences and atmosphere rather than explicit shocks or attention-baiting sensory overload.

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    “DISCOPATH” (Fantasia Movie Review)

    Amidst a sea of films attempting to recapture the glories of bygone exploitation fare, DISCOPATH (a world premiere at the current Fantasia festival) gets it right—a swift, satisfying salute to the slasher cinema of the ’70s and early ’80s, with a premise it’s hard to believe no one employed back in the day.

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